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Residential Lighting Standouts: February

Dallas Saunders Natural Beauty: These beautiful and delicate reproductions made of luxurious printed silk charmeuse throws backed with fashion-grade Italian cashmere are available in butterfly and shell designs.have been adapted by Dallas A. Saunders Studio from “Histoire Naturelle,” an original work of art which consists of 1,000+ natural history drawings by three French artists completed […]

Richmond, VA based Shades of Light

Shades of Light: Retail Spotlight

Shades of Light has done what few lighting retailers have accomplished: established brand name  recognition across the country as a retailer and manufacturer. Company founder Ashton Harrison worked for years at a large home furnishings retailer before deciding to launch a niche retail business by herself in 1986 called Shades of Light. Located in Richmond, […]

Lighting By Gregory

Lighting by Gregory: Staying Strong

A look at The Bowery based New York lighting Showroom Lighting by Gregory founded by industry veteran Joel Horowitz in 1978.

Hinsdale Lighting Chicago

Hinsdale Lighting Chicago’s Finest Lighting Showroom

A finalist in the ARTS Awards to be announced this month, Hinsdale Lighting adds sparkle to a Chicago suburb. After teaching high school English for eight years in the Chicago area, Karen Lang was at a crossroads in her life. She took a leave of absence from her teaching position, traveled through Europe, and even […]

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How Are Lighting Reps Weathering the Storm?

Industry sales veteran Marty Glantz sits down with reps around North America to discuss how the struggling economy has affected their livelihoods. By Marty Glantz We’re very aware of how the factories and showrooms are doing in these trying times, but have you ever thought about the folks in the middle? I’m talking about the […]

Light Bulbs Etc

Retail Spotlight: Light Bulbs Etc.

Light Bulbs Etc. & Lifestyles has everything homeowners and designers could want, but possibly haven’t even imagined…yet. “Sometimes a lighting showroom is the worse place to see how a lighting fixture looks,” says Melvyn Kahn, referring to the cluttered appearance of many electrical supply houses and lighting stores. “We’re a design industry,” he notes, adding […]

December Lighting Showroom

December 2012 Residential Lighting Showroom Standouts

 December 2012 Residential Lighting Showroom Lights Low Country Originals The 8-light U chandelier measures 48” long x 24” wide. Its clean lines and neutral finish can suit a variety of environments. www.lowcountryoriginals.net Chelsea House An Old Gold finish distinguishes this iron Wheat sconce measuring 20” high x 16” wide. www.chelseahouseinc.com   Uttermost Multi-Tasking Mirror: This […]

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2012 Hong Kong Lighting Fair Offered Innovation to a Record Crowd

At the 2012 Hong Kong Lighting Fair, buyers from North America, Europe, and Scandinavia marked interest from manufacturers seeking Energy Star and Zhaga certification. The Autumn Edition of the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair, held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in late October, hosted a record-breaking 2,300 exhibitors from 37 countries and […]

Senior citizens lighting needs

Brightening the Home for Seniors

Senior citizens have specific lighting needs. Here’s what you need to know to cater to this niche properly. One of the most-talked-about seminars at the recent 2012 ALA Conference was Lighting for Senior Living: New Ideas for a Growing Market, which featured Eunice Noell-Waggoner, president of the Center of Design for an Aging Society; Naomi […]

Hacienda Lighting

Hacienda Lighting: Success in Scottsdale

The owners of Hacienda Lighting turned this struggling retail store around from bankruptcy to superstar status. David Pritchett, Sr., and his wife Donna, got their start in the industry several decades ago, working for a small lighting showroom in Scottsdale, Arizona. They enjoyed the industry immensely, and began advancing in their careers. While David was […]